Ademola Lookman is back at RB Leipzig. After a loan spell in the second half of the 2017/18 season, the 21-year-old has signed a 5-year contract at the club, rejoining from Everton FC.
After the transfer was made official on Thursday, Lookman trained at the Cottaweg training centre for the first time in over a year, seeing faces both old and new. On Friday, the young Englishman was unveiled to the assembled press in the RBL media room. A smiling Ademola had plenty to say.
ademola lookman on...
- ...his return: "I'm very happy to be back in Leipzig and to be back with my teammates. I didn't have to think too long about returning here. I enjoyed my previous spell a lot and followed RB Leipzig's results last season."
- ...coach Julian Nagelsmann: "Julian Nagelsmann is a very young coach, which is why he also knows a lot about young players. I'm sure that I can learn a lot from him, especially from his way of playing football."
- ...his boots: "This time, I've brought the right pair with me to Leipzig - the others are stored away." (Editor's note: Ademola slid all over the pitch on his debut against Borussia Mönchengladbach back in 2018, but still managed to score nevertheless.)
sporting director markus krösche:
- "We're very happy to now be able to unveil Ademola. It was a long wait as Everton didn't want to let him go. We're pleased that Ademola wanted to come back so much. He's an important part of our team."